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2. Freedom Writers (2007)
PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves and pursue education beyond high school.
Votes: 74,421 | Gross: $36.61M
3. Bad Teacher (2011)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Romance
A lazy, incompetent middle school teacher who hates her job, her students, and her co-workers is forced to return to teaching to make enough money for breast implants after her wealthy fiancé dumps her.
Votes: 198,437 | Gross: $100.29M
5. Johnny English Strikes Again (2018)
PG | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
After a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all of the active undercover agents in Britain, Johnny English is forced to come out of retirement to find the mastermind hacker.
Votes: 69,114 | Gross: $4.41M
7. Stand and Deliver (1988)
PG | 103 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Jaime Escalante, a high school teacher who successfully inspired his dropout-prone students to learn calculus.
Votes: 19,437 | Gross: $13.99M
8. Rita (2012–2020)
TV-MA | 40 min | Comedy, Drama
Following the life of a very outspoken and rebellious woman, Rita is a school teacher who is competent in the classroom, but seems to need a teacher of her own, when it comes to her personal life.
10. Notes on a Scandal (2006)
R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her fifteen-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond a platonic friendship.
Votes: 76,553 | Gross: $17.51M
12. Cooties (2014)
R | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Horror
A mysterious virus hits an isolated elementary school, transforming the kids into a feral swarm of mass savages. An unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives.
Votes: 24,963 | Gross: $0.06M
15. Room 222 (1969–1974)
30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Black teacher Pete Dixon tries to teach the students at Walt Whitman High to be tolerant. He's assisted by girlfriend and school counselor, Liz and student teacher (later teacher) Alice. The students love him.
16. Accident (1967)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama
At Oxford, Austrian student Anna von Graz (Jacqueline Sassard) is dating fellow student William (Michael York), whom she plans to marry, but she ends up sleeping with two unhappily married Oxford professors instead.
19. Teachers (1984)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
A well meaning but burned-out high school teacher tries to maintain order against the backdrop of a pending lawsuit against his school district when it comes to light they gave a diploma to an illiterate student.
Votes: 4,190 | Gross: $27.77M
20. One Eight Seven (1997)
R | 119 min | Drama, Thriller
15 months after being stabbed 9 times by a student at work as a high school teacher in NYC, Mr. Garfield is working in LA as a substitute teacher come full-time. He refuses to be a victim anymore.
Votes: 23,098 | Gross: $5.72M
21. Spoor (2017)
Not Rated | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Janina Duszejko, an elderly woman, lives alone in the Klodzko Valley where a series of mysterious crimes are committed. Duszejko is convinced that she knows who or what is the murderer, but nobody believes her.
23. Blackboard Jungle (1955)
Approved | 101 min | Crime, Drama
A new English teacher at a violent, unruly inner-city school is determined to do his job, despite resistance from both students and faculty.
27. Love at Second Sight (2019)
117 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A man tries to make his wife fall in love with him again, after waking up in an alternate reality where she never knew him.
28. High School High (1996)
PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
Richard Clark has just left the well-known Wellington Academy to teach at Marion Barry High School. Now, he will try to inspire the D-average students into making good grades and try to woo a fellow teacher.
Votes: 13,121 | Gross: $20.95M
30. Bug (1975)
PG | 99 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
An earthquake releases a strain of mutant cockroaches with the ability to start fires, which proceed to cause destructive chaos in a small town. The studies carried out by scientist James ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,353 | Gross: $3.60M
33. The House of the Dead (1978)
PG | 79 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror
A man who is having an affair with a married woman is dropped off on the wrong street when going back to his hotel. He takes refuge out of the rain when an old man invites him in. He turns ... See full summary »
34. Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed (2013)
Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama
In Spain in 1966, an English teacher picks up two hitchhikers on his quest to meet John Lennon.
Votes: 6,004 | Gross: $0.01M
36. Mrs. Hyde (2017)
Unrated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Mrs. Géquil is a teacher despised by her colleagues and students. On a stormy night, she is struck by lightning and faints. When she wakes up, she feels different. Will she be able to keep the powerful and dangerous Mrs. Hyde contained?
Votes: 1,439 | Gross: $0.02M
37. Mourir d'aimer... (1971)
GP | 101 min | Drama
A love story between a teacher, Daniele, 32 years and one of her students Gerard, 17 during the heated atmosphere of May 68. Daniele is a fiery young woman, very involved politically. ... See full summary »
38. Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff (1979)
R | 105 min | Drama
An abusive sexual relationship between a white spinster schoolteacher and an young black janitor in 1956 Kansas complicates her struggle to come to grips with her sexuality and emotions.
40. Beauregard (2009– )
185 min | Drama
The life of a small group of teenagers in a small 1961 French boarding school. In French Savoie, Pierre Hautefort, a literature teacher, is head of the Beauregard school, located in the ... See full summary »
42. Point de fuite (1987)
10 min | Short, Comedy
A math teacher arrives at classroom to give a lesson on perspective only to find her students sitting there completely naked and in silence. Totally confused, she undresses as well and proceeds with the class. But there's a catch.
46. Night of Terror (1972 TV Movie)
Unrated | 73 min | Thriller
A hired killer hunts down a schoolteacher to get something she has. She doesn't know what it is, but he's already killed twice to get it.
50. Making the Grade (1982)
30 min | Comedy
St. Louis Franklin High has a diverse staff deal with typical students. Harry Barnes is dean who's assistant Felspar is an inept dullard. Sara the pretty drama teacher discourages romance ... See full summary »